We were planning on leaving about 1:00, dropping off the dogs, and then heading on down, but why should anything in our life go normally? Chelsea was helping Mom make banana nut bread and banana nut muffins, and they used walnuts that my sister has eaten before. She tasted the batter and ate a couple of walnuts while she was chopping them and had a reaction. Turns out, the walnuts are processed on machines that also process peanuts. Chelsea is deathly allergic to peanuts. We tried to take care of it at home, but it wasn't getting better quickly, so off to the ER we went. Luckily, we got out in about two hours because both she and Blake were fine, so we came back home, packed, and left. We got there about 8:30, and didn't really do anything on Wednesday but unpack, watch TV and play cards.
Thursday, we slept in. We ate lunch in, and then headed out to WalMart. Chelsea picked up a bunch of baby stuff (I even bought her two presents!), Mom and I bought some Dancing with the Stars workout DVDs, and I shopped a little.
Then, we went and saw It's Complicated with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. Hilarious! Absolutely loved it.
After that, we went to my favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach......
Why is Dick's my favorite restaurant? Because the entire experience is hilarious. For one, you get served plastic bibs.
After Dick's, we went back to the movies and saw Sherlock Holmes. It was pretty good, but there was a lot more violence and fighting than I expected. I thought it was going to be more focused on the mystery and crime. It was still really good! Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law are a great combination. Then, of course, we went back to the condo and watched the ball drop and went to bed.
Friday, we all slept late again. We had lasagna and garlic bread for lunch at the condo, watched Law and Order: SVU, and played cards till about 3:30. Then, we went by WalMart again for Mom to buy an allergy cover for Chelsea's new mattress.
Then, we went to the movies again and saw The Blind Side. A great movie. I accidentally fell asleep in the last ten minutes, though. :) We had Applebee's for dinner.
At 8:00, we went to the Palace Theatre to see the Twelve Irish Tenors. I wasn't feeling good yesterday, but this show picked me right up. Phenomenal. They sang a big variety of music, from the Beatles, to Frank Sinatra, to Barry Manilow, to opera, to good ol' Irish drinking songs, to Christmas music. It was amazing. I was speechless by the end of it. The best part of all, though, was when I got their autographs and two pictures.
There was one guy, though, that caught my attention from the very beginning. Seth. When I went through the line, I told him he was my favorite and he went "Awww, really? Well, you're my favorite, too!" He was totally okay with taking a picture with me, too, and even convinced the rest of the guys to take a picture with me, as well. He even gave me a hug at the end!
I was the only one in the entire audience who got a picture with all 12 of them. :)
me and Seth....is he cute or what? :D too bad I'll never see him again. :( haha
All in all, I had a great time. Hope you all had a wonderful New Year celebration! Oh, and just for kicks...